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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
HTTP://WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe             DIRECT: (409) 839-2538 CELL: (409) 553-9881

 

DALLAS MAN SENTENCED FOR ROBBING EMORY, TEXAS BANK

            TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 47-year-old Dallas man has been sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            FREDDY LEE CRISS pleaded guilty to bank robbery on July 15, 2009, and was sentenced to 85 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Michael Schneider.

            According to information presented in court, on Apr. 30, 2009, Criss entered the First National Bank of Emory in Emory, Texas, ordered a bank customer to the floor, demanded cash from the tellers and fled the bank with U.S. Currency.  Criss was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 6, 2009, and charged with federal bank robbery violations.
 
            This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Hunt County Sheriff's Office, the Rains County Sheriff's Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers and the Emory Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.

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